Gwangju strives to become a world-leading region for LED fabrication.
Wireless measurements make it easier to monitor optical networks.
Sharp's European research wing has made continuous-wave blue laser diodes using MBE growth.
Including news from Melles Griot, Coherent, Philips, DALSA, FLIR Systems and more.
NIST engineers measure the diameter of tiny holes by imaging the shadow of a microsphere tipped fiber.
Taiwanese manufacturer announces aggressive expansion plans.
Scientists use an ultrafast laser to create waveguides in crystalline silicon that could enable 3-D optical circuitry.
Researchers demonstrate a high-resolution EUV microscope for use in the microelectronics industry.
A selection of some of the more unusual sights at this year's show.
French start-up Oxxius launches what it says is the world's smallest blue laser module.
Engineers in Germany unveil a portable battery-powered laser marking instrument.
A selection of some of the new products on display at the show.
An IR spectroscopy-based device developed in Switzerland could help speed up the diagnosis of disease.
An ultrafast holography system captures the shape of live subjects.
LASER 2005 opens to the news that Coherent has acquired TuiLaser.
A laser head that allows a single laser to both cut and weld metal makes its debut on the first day of the exhibition.
Including news from GSI Group, JDS Uniphase, LG.Philips, Cambridge Display Technology and more.
Using femtosecond pulses to sever nerve connections in nemotodes could aid rapid screening of drugs.
A wavelength tuning scheme that outperforms thermo-optic or electro-optic techniques is revealed.
Scientists make an ultra-sensitive biochemical sensor by etching circular micro-cavities in a semiconductor.
A Slovenian team thinks its polymer diaphragm could enable miniature pressure sensors for medical use.
Europe is turning to optical technology to monitor combustion efficiency and help tackle the problem of vehicle emissions. James Tyrrell catches up with the latest research.
Cameras based on CMOS image sensors are providing a new cost-effective way to perform high-speed imaging. Gerhard Holst describes the latest technology on offer.
TRUMPF is a household name when it comes to laser materials processing. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to Peter Leibinger, head of its laser division, about the market prospects for current and next-generation technologies.
Laser-powered cooling chambers that use light to remove heat could soon be a rival to conventional chillers. Oliver Graydon reports that the technology is maturing rapidly.
Studying drug coatings is just one use the pharmaceutical industry has found for terahertz radiation. John Paul Cerroti, vice-president of product development at Teraview, tells Jacqueline Hewett about its current research and potential markets for the technology.
European firms are making good progress in developing the optical equipment that will be needed to make the microchips of the future. Rob van den Berg finds out more.
Photonics in North Wales is being given a new lease of life, thanks to the creation of an innovative technology centre with bold plans. Oliver Graydon decided to pay a visit.
Including news from CVI Laser, Philips, Cree and more.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is used for everything from semiconductor lithography and eye surgery to water sterilization and micromachining. Volker Schmidt from Berliner Glas talked to Optics.org about the current status of optics developed for this important spectral region.
Toshiba makes a single photon source from a tiny pillar of semiconductor.
The pick of this week's patents including a UV active pharmaceutical ink from Hewlett-Packard.
Double-sided OLEDs target miniature displays in mobile phones and digital cameras.